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Krista Connell

Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer at Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Krista Connell has been instrumental in increasing research activity and capacity in Nova Scotia. She is a recognized champion of health research nationally and internationally. Krista regularly serves on external review committees for other health research-related organizations and is a member of various boards and working groups including the Canadian Cochrane Network Centre Advisory Board (Chair); the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, Advisory Council (Chair) and serves on the Canadian Arrhythmia Network's (CANet) Board of Directors. Krista holds a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University. Under her leadership, the NSHRF has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers and Best Places to Work (2016). She has also been recognized professionally as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women (2013) and one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs.